All Featured Highlights: Prisoner Re-Entry
- May 20, 2008 | Aaron Nelson and Vicki Turetsky Second Chance Act of 2007: Community Safety Through Recidivism Prevention This brief on legislation outlines the provisions of the Second Chance Act, which was signed into law in April 2008.
Jan 30, 2008
| Kirsten D. Levingston and Vicki Turetsky
Debtors' Prisons: Prisoners' Accumulation of Debt as a Barrier to Re-entry
First published by the Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy in Summer 2007, this paper describes the types of criminal financial sanctions levied against people as they make their way through the criminal justice system and the child support policies that lead to unrealistic and counterproductive payment obligations. Cost-recovery policies enforced by criminal justice and child support agencies are ill-advised, undermining the criminal justice system's rehabilitation goals, the child support system's goals to support children, and society's interest in fully reintegrating people after release from prison.
Nov 13, 2006
| Linda Harris with Charles Modiano, consultant
Making the Juvenile Justice - Workforce System Connection for Re-entering Young Offenders: A Guide for Local Practice
This guidebook is designed to provide advice from the field to communities who are interested in pursuing more formal connections--or strengthening existing connections--between the workforce and justice systems. It draws on experiences in eight communities and focuses on on-the-ground challenges and solutions related to blending the cultures, adapting programming, engaging employers, and meeting performance.